Doctors' surgeries, hit by massive rises in service charges, say they could be forced to sack staff as a result. They warn that patient care could be affected.
It comes after the NHS recalculated the amount of money GPs have to pay for buildings they rent from the Health Service. Some have received bills with increases of up to 1000 per cent. Tom Savvides reports from the Faversham Medical Practice where GPs are refusing to pay the extra costs.
Doctors surgeries hit my massive increases in service charges say they could be forced to sack staff as a result. They warn that patient care could be affected as a result. It comes after the NHS re-calculated the amount of money GPs have to pay for buildings they rent from the Health Service. Some have received bills with increases of up to 1,000%. Tom Savvides reports from the Faversham Medical Practice in Kent, where GPs are refusing to pay the extra costs.
Two people have been arrested in Gosport following the death of a newborn baby.
The three-week old child was taken to Southampton General Hospital with serious injuries, but died. Police are waiting for the results of a post mortem examination.
The 29-year-old woman and 23-year-old man have been released from custody but remain under investigation.
The British Heart Foundation say that the lack of exercise by such a large number of people is also costing the NHS around £1.2bn each year.Read the full story ›
The husband of teacher Frances Cappuccinni - who died after giving birth at Tunbridge Wells Hospital - has spoken publicly for the first time about the impact of the tragedy - and the four year fight to expose the medical blunders that led to her death.
Frances died after a botched caesarean section - and a series of errors by doctors.
John Ryall reports.
Kate Thornton Jones, from Surrey, is organising a charity walk to help raise funds to cover specialist spinal cord rehabilitation for her four-year-old son Jasper.
The Jasper’s Journey Walk will take place in Reigate at 2pm on Saturday 20 May – Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day. It will comprise a circular 2.5KM route along paths suitable for baby buggies and wheelchairs.
Jasper was fit and well before contracting Hand, Foot & Mouth disease at a party in November 2015. A rare complication saw this go to his heart and he was admitted to the Royal Brompton Hospital with dilated cardiomyopathy – an enlarged heart.
He was put on life support but, when the doctors brought him round, Jasper couldn’t move his legs: a blood clot had damaged his lower spinal cord and he was paralysed from the waist down.
The Brighton marathon is less than two weeks away. Meaning over twelve thousand people are fine-tuning their training this week. That includes David Williamson. He hit the headlines last year - after being told wheelchair users can only take part - if they're accompanied by an able-bodied runner. He's determined to prove organisers should change the rules. And is hoping to fundraise along the way.
David, from Havant, has set up a Just Giving page to raise money for 21 month old Felicity Gooderham, who has three brain conditions as well epilepsy and is visually impaired.
He's hoping to prove to the organisers of Brighton Marathon that wheelchair users can compete unaccompanied. As well as raising money to buy equipment for Felicity.
We are constantly hearing how bad sugar is for us - but new figures have revealed the impact it's having on our children's teeth. Fred spoke to Professor Nigel Hunt from the Royal College of Surgeons.
The number of hospital tooth extractions for children aged under four has increased by 24% in the last decade, new data has shown.Read the full story ›
NHS Providers, which represents hospital, mental health and ambulance trusts, fears patient safety is increasingly at risk.Read the full story ›